Haitian workers in TCI closer to being treated at home

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 10 Sept 2015 – Thursday ends a five-day mission to Haiti by a team of health officials from the National Health Insurance Board, which hopes to explore a patient care program with the Haitian government. The program would allow TCI authorities to send Haitian patients to Haiti for care in extreme medical situations.The trip, which ran from September 6th-10th, saw NHIP officials speak with government health agencies and conduct hospital tours as both countries discuss the best plan going forward. It is no secret that the healthcare system has been overwhelmed by migrants. If successful, this agreement would eliminate the need to send Haitians to countries like The Bahamas or Jamaica; a process that can be challenging when dealing with clearance for migrant workers whose status is questionable. last_img read more

Clean water for Imperial Beach Could it be

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Tijuana Sewage Dan Plante FacebookTwitter Posted: August 22, 2018 Dan Plante, August 22, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsIMPERIAL BEACH (KUSI) – Something has happened that could change everything in Imperial Beach. Change for the better. “This is very positive. This is good for both sides of the border”, says Paloma Aguirre of Wildcoast in Imperial Beach.It’s not secret, Imperial Beach has been the favorite dumping ground for sewage plants in Baja, Mexico. For the last 40-years, beaches have been closed on a regular basis after Mexican sewage is dumped directly into the ocean.“After 40-years of surfing here, I’ve seen everything. I’ve gotten sick, I’ve had rashes and I’m tired of it. I never thought I’d see a solution during my lifetime”, says Billy Huddleston, Imperial Beach native.If things get better, and it could happen this time, it’s not for the health and welfare of the humans. It’s all about saving the “Wine Country” in Baja. “The wine country is drying up and getting smaller. It’s a world class wine and it’s known all over the world. But the drought is hurting and the wine makers have pumped all the water from the “aquifer’, says Faye Creveroshay of Wildcoast. As a result, an Isreali company has a plan. Buy the raw sewage, treat the raw sewage and sell it to the wine makers, for a profit.“If the private sector can make some money, we can spend more time on clean beaches and save the wine country, well, that’s a win, win, win. The Isrealis are the leaders in this type of thing around the world.” says Imperial Beach Mayor Serge Dedina.After decades of working with the Mexican and U.S. governments, nothing has been done to stop the worst continuous environmental disaster in America.Perhaps profit and fine wine will finally do the trick. We should know soon. Mexican lawmakers have until the end of the month to approve a contract to move forward.If so, this would be the most productive and positve news in 40-years. Updated: 6:37 PM Clean water for Imperial Beach: Could it be?last_img read more

Spanfeller to Leave Forbescom

first_imgUPDATE: Spanfeller Denies Being Pushed OutForbes.com president and CEO Jim Spanfeller is stepping down to focus on setting up his own media management company. According to a company statement, Spanfeller [pictured] will stay on through a transition period through Labor Day. Spanfeller was not immediately available for comment.Forbes claims Forbes.com is the largest business Web site in the world and that it drives 40 million unique visitors per month across Forbes.com, ForbesTraveler.com, Investopoedia.com, RealClearPolitics.com, RealClearMarkets.com, Real Clear Sports, Forbes Business and Finance Blog Network. However, a report from AOL’s Daily Finance says Forbes traffic has fallen recently, with WSJ.com closing the gap, and that some insiders believe Spanfeller’s departure was spurred by pressure from Elevation Partners, the private equity group that purchased a minority stake in Forbes three years ago.  Check back to FOLIOmag.com for updates to this story.last_img read more

Children of FF demonstrate at Shahbagh over quota abolishment

first_imgThe children of freedom fighters block Shahbagh intersection on Wednesday night protesting the government decision to scrap the quota system in class I and II government jobs. Photo: Shuvra Kanti DasChildren of freedom fighters on Wednesday night blocked Shahbagh intersection in the city demanding that the government retain the 30 per cent quota privileges for them in government jobs, reports UNB.Around 150-170 people under the banner of Muktijoddha Sangsad Santan Command, a platform of freedom fighters’ children, blocked the intersection around 9:00pm.The demonstration came hours after the cabinet approved a proposal for abolishing the existing quota system in the recruitment process of first and second class government jobs.The approval was given at the weekly meeting of the cabinet held at the prime minister’s office with prime minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.”Now, the recruitment to the first and second class jobs (from grade-9 to grade-13) will be made directly on merit basis,” cabinet secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam said while briefing reporters at the secretariat.Addressing the blockade programme, command central president Sheikh Atiqul Babu said, “Freedom fighters have been defamed and disgraced with the cabinet decision. Their constructional rights have also been violated.”Condemning the decision, he urged the the government to retain the 30 per cent quota for the family members of the freedom fighters. “Or else, we’ll go for a tougher movement.”He announced that they would hold a protest programme in the city at 3:00pm on Saturday where children and grandchildren of freedom fighters from across the country will take part.Meanwhile, Bangladesh Chhatra League general secretary Golam Rabbani expressed solidarity with freedom fighters’ children. He went to the protesters around 11:00pm and expressed his solidarity with them.The vehicular movement remained suspended due to the road blockade which continued till filling of this report around 11:45pm.Children of freedom fighters also staged demonstrations blocking Rajshahi-Dhaka highway in front of Rajshahi University under Matihar police station in the city to press for the demand.last_img read more

Fruitful women should take fruitful diet

first_imgPregnant women cannot afford reckless eating because babies they incubate depend on them for their nutrition, health and growth. Doctors advice them to observe utmost caution in choices of foods they eat. According to experts, for pregnant women dry or juicy food elements need to constitute major chunk of their dietary picks. They must shun unhealthy foods irrespective of seasons. They must have utmost control on their cravings. Unhealthy foods taken by pregnant women may even predispose babies for later life style diseases. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfMaintaining a healthy diet regimen is always essential whether it is summer or winter especially when it comes to pregnant women. They must follow dos and don’ts despite their cravings otherwise. Unhealthy or wrong diet can cause health issues like gastric problems, malnutrition, weakness, stomach upsets, cold and cough etc. From conception till the time of delivery, women must pay attention towards their diet and make healthy choices. Healthy foods are central to right development of the foetus. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveDr Archana Dhawan Bajaj, Gynaecologist and Obstetrician, Nurture IVF Centre, advises, “During winters, pregnant women need to increase in-take of dry fruits as they contain more essential nutrients like folate, potassium and iron. Prunes, dates, almonds and walnuts are some of the dry fruits which pregnant women is advised to include in their diets. Intake of winter fruits like oranges, kinnow, as they contain high vitamin and fibre content are also advised. Avoid intake of too much fried food, too much sweets and ghee”.   Tanu Arora, Head of Department, Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, Aakash Healthcare advises, “Mother has to nurture the fetus health of the newborn. Additional energy is required to support the fetus, development of placenta and maternal tissues and to meet the needs for increased BMR. Good sources of energy are cereal and fats. Healthy and balanced diet is recommended for a good pregnancy outcome which is based on balanced diet. Choose food from all the sections to make it balanced, such as:-1. Grains – Bread, pasta, oatmeal, cereal and tortillas.2. Fruits – Fruits can be fresh, canned, frozen or dried. Juice that is 100% fruit juice also counts.3. Vegetables – Vegetables can be raw or cooked, frozen, canned, dried or 100% vegetable juice.4. Protein foods – Protein foods include meat, poultry, seafood, beans and peas, eggs, processed soy products, nuts and seeds.5. Dairy – Milk and products made from milk, such as cheese, yogurt, and ice cream.”According to fertility experts, pregnant women should avoid some foods and beverages that include alcohol and high-mercury fish, soft cheeses, cold deli meats and unpasteurized foods and intake of caffeine. Most importantly junk foods should be avoided as high amounts of fats and sugars during pregnancy may predispose offspring to diabetes. Drinking adequate amount of water should always be on priority list of pregnant women.last_img read more